Frin Bale

University Academic Fellow, University of Leeds

Frin Bale

Frin holds an EPSRC Post-Doctoral Fellowship, with joint appointment across the faculties of Engineering (Energy Research Institute) and Environment (Sustainability Research Institute). She is a member of the Centre for Integrated Energy Research.

Previously, Frin was a research fellow on the City Energy Futures project, an interdisciplinary project bringing together mathematicians, computer simulation scientists, engineers and social scientists to investigate the use of complexity modelling in city-level energy decision-making.

Before joining the University of Leeds in 2010, Frin worked in the public sector, developing strategic programmes to support the energy and environmental sectors.

Her degree and PhD are in the physical sciences.


2005 – DPhil in Atmospheric Chemisty (University of Oxford)

2001 – MChem (University of Oxford)

Research Interests

  • The application of complexity science modelling methods to energy challenges at the technology-policy interface.
  • The delivery of national energy policy at the local level and the role of local authorities in city-level energy decision-making.